As the riding season begins to wind to a close, and many begin to think about putting their motorcycles away for the year, the folks at Wheels Through Time are hard at work preparing for their biggest event of the season — The 2014 WTT Motorcycle Raffle Giveaway!
Its been almost a year since Wheels Through Time gave away the 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead bobber to a lucky ticket-holder, and with less than 50 days until the 2014 drawing, many are anticipating a new addition to their garage by the end of the year!
This year, the museum will be giving away not one, but TWO genuine American classics as the Grand Prizes of their annual motorcycle giveaway – 1935 and 1936 Harley-Davidson VL Flathead bobbers! Specially built in the Wheels Through Time Restoration Shop, these machines have been painstakingly brought back to life by museum curator and founder, Dale Walksler, and on November 15th will both become a part of history when the 12th Annual Raffle Drawing decides their new homes.
Over the past 11 years, Wheels Through Time has given away 11 rare and historic machines. In 2013, a lucky winner took home the ’39 Knucklehead Bobber, and the previous year, a hot-rod 1932 Harley found a new home. In 2011, the museum raffled off a beautiful 1936 Knucklehead bobber, which many regard as the grandfather of the American Motorcycle. Two 1947 Knuckleheads were given away in 2009 and 2010, and before that, a 1940 Knucklehead, another ’39 Knucklehead, a ’36 Harley-Davidson Flathead, ’51 Panhead Chopper, a ’48 Harley-Davidson WL, and 2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster were all awarded as Grande Prizes. Winners of past drawing have been from all over the country, including South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Maryland, Missouri, and Alabama.
But this year marks the first time the museum will be giving away TWO grand prize motorcycles. Two tickets will be drawn — one for each motorcycle, and by the end of the day, two lucky winners will emerge, each as the proud new owner of a hand-built piece of motorcycle history built to run down the road.
This year’s drawing will be on Saturday, November. As in year’s past, it will be held at Wheels Through Time during the conclusion of the Haywood County Toy Run, an event put on by the Blue Ridge Thunder Motorcycle Club. Thousands are expected to attend, making the drawing WTT’s biggest event of the year.
The Annual Motorcycle Raffle is Wheels Through Time’s largest fundraiser, and proceeds go to help the museum develop new exhibits, expand its historical interpretation, and keep us “The Museum That Runs”. This year, a portion of proceeds have also gone to Veterans Restoration Quarters – Asheville.
The drawing is approaching quickly, so make sure you visit WheelsThroughTime.com and GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!